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The Gin Rickey: A Refreshingly Simple Summer Staple

The Gin Rickey: A Refreshingly Simple Summer Staple
  April 05, 2024

The Gin Rickey: A Refreshingly Simple Summer Staple

As the sun gets higher and the days grow longer, our palates crave cool, crisp, and refreshing drinks. Enter the Gin Rickey, a timeless summer staple that perfectly combines the botanical complexity of gin with the zesty tang of lime and the bubbly refreshment of soda water. This deceptively simple recipe is more than the sum of its parts, offering a delightful balance of flavors that makes it a perennial favorite.

Here's what you'll need to create your own refreshing Gin Rickey:

2 oz Gin (London Dry Gin is a classic choice, but feel free to experiment)

¾ oz Fresh Lime Juice

Club Soda, Chilled

Lime Wedge (for garnish)


Fill a tall highball glass with ice cubes. The more ice, the colder your drink will stay.

Squeeze the fresh lime juice into the glass.

Pour in your chosen gin.

Top the drink off with chilled club soda, leaving a little space at the rim.

Add a fresh lime wedge to the rim of the glass for a pop of color and a final burst of citrus aroma.

Tips & Tricks:

Use the freshest lime juice you can find for the most vibrant flavor.

Don't just toss the lime wedge in the drink! Gently squeeze the wedge over the rim of the glass to release the lime oils before adding it as a garnish.

Club soda offers a clean, neutral flavor, but if you prefer a hint of sweetness, you can use chilled lemon-lime soda instead.

So ditch the complicated cocktails and embrace the refreshing simplicity of the Gin Rickey. With its perfect balance of botanical intrigue, zesty lime, and bubbly refreshment, it's the perfect way to unwind and experience the true taste of summer. Cheers!